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Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


Hawkins Arena will host the match between the Samford Bulldogs and the Mercer Bears on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET.


The Bulldogs played 19 games last year and won just six meetings. The team ended with a 2-9 record in the Southern Conference play. The Bulldogs lost their last four games in the regular season and also lost the first round of the SoCon to Mercer.


The Bulldogs are sitting on a 10-3 record this year. Samford lost to the Furman Paladins in its previous matchup to a score of 49-81. G Jaden Campbell scored 15 points and 2 rebounds. G Wesley Cardet notched 8 points with 7 rebounds. G Jaron Rillie scored 3 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists.


Samford is averaging 74.5 points per game, holding opponents to 72.8 points. The team delivered a total of 36.3 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 8.5 steals, and 2.8 blocks per meeting. G Ques Glover is the top scorer with 19.3 points and 4.2 assists. F Jermaine Marshall makes 8.8 rebounds while Jaden Campbell makes 1.3 steals. C Jacon Tryon makes 1.5 blocks for the team.


  • The Samford Bulldogs are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 matches against Mercer.
  • The Bulldogs are 0-10 SU in their last 10 matches against Mercer.
  • The Bulldogs are 0-7 SU in their last 7 matches on the road against Mercer.

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Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears Predictions 1/5/2022


The Mercer Bears rolled through the 2020-2021 season with an overall of 18-11. The team ended with an 8-9 record in the Southern Conference play.


Mercer played in the SoCon tournament and won the first round against Samford. The Bears won the quarterfinals over Wofford and the semi-finals over VMI before losing the championship game to UNC Greensboro. 


The Bears are 7-5 this season. Mercer lost to the Troy Trojans in its previous matchup to a score of 65-69. G Jacksen Greco scored 18 points with 1 rebound and 1 assist. G Kamar Robertson delivered 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 assist. F Felipe Haase made 10 points with 7 rebounds and 6 assists.


Mercer is shooting an average of 71.8 points per game, capping the competition to 69.8 points. The team collected 35.4 rebounds, 15.0 assists, 8.3 steals, and 3.1 blocks per meeting. Felipe Haase leads the scoreline with 14.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks. G Neftali Alvarez makes 3.6 assists for the team.


  • The Mercer Bears are 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches at home.
  • The Bears are 7-0 SU in their last 7 matches at home against Samford.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Mercer’s last 5 matches this season.

Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears. The NCAAB’s pick is the Samford Bulldogs. Samford plays better than Mercer here. The Bulldogs are coming off with a disappointing loss against Furman but they are determined to bounce back in this match. Take the Samford Bulldogs to win on the road with a predicted score of 75-71.


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Samford Bulldogs vs Mercer Bears 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: Hawkins Arena 


Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022




NCAAB Odds: Samford Bulldogs +6


NCAAB Totals: 143


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